Winter 2020
Red Wing state legislators answer ProAct questions at Capitol
ProAct participants and staff from Red Wing enjoyed an informative Capitol tour followed by an engaging sit-down session with their state senator and representative.

Rep. Barb Haley and Sen. Mike Goggin took many questions from participants and staff and expressed their support for disability services.

“One of the things we want to make sure continues is to provide choice,” said Case Coordinator Gloria Solsaa, referring to threats to the special minimum wage option that many utilize at ProAct. “It’s important to our individuals to have that base of work in-center.” -more-
'Coming April 28: 'Under the Big Top: A Circus Spectacular'
Come see the talents of ProAct's stellar acting troop in this hilarious variety show. Prepare to be astounded by feats of strength, magic beyond human comprehension and song and dance numbers that are sure to have you shimmying in your seats.

Reserved seats will be available soon for the April 28 show at Lakeville Area Arts Center. Suggested donation of $15. You can spread the word by posting and sharing our flier. Thank you for supporting ProAct Playhouse theater!
Tuesday, April 28
7:30 p.m.
$15 suggested donation
Reserved seats available soon
View vital stats and inspiring stories in our Annual Report

Exploration, Employment and Enrichment are apt terms to sum up ProAct's fiscal year. Read our recap, be inspired by successful participants and learn about our many donors and ProAct Golf Classic sponsors. Check out our financials, types of service and the number of people we serve in each area.

Thank you to our Give to the Max donors: ProAct regrets that several donors via the 2018 "Give to the Max" campaign were not included in the printed publication. Their names are shared via our website and we appreciate their contributions.
Eagan ADS group attends The Arc's Capitol rally
An Adult Day Services group from ProAct in Eagan returned to the Capitol in St. Paul for another disability rally at the end of February, the 2020 Disability Day at the Capitol organized by The Arc Minnesota and four other organizations.

It began with training at the Transportation Building. Two marches, one outside and a quieter march through the tunnel led to the rotunda where The Arc Minnesota and legislators talked about the importance of work and personal care attendants.

“It was great,” said group members. Some mentioned how loud it was and some could not understand what was said. A number of the participants attended last year’s Disability Services Day at the Capitol put on by the Best Life Alliance, and plan to return in March for that event. -more-
Track lawmaker impacts: MOHR
The Minnesota Legislature makes decisions that can impact services families receive. Stay updated with emails from MOHR , ProAct's state association.
'Hudson Hot Air Affair' goes inside for participants
The big event in Hudson, Wis. happens in February, as the Hudson Hot Air Affair floats in for frosted views of the St. Croix River via hot air balloons. ProAct in that same city took hold of the theme and made it their own.

Participants created their own hot air balloon models with personal photos inside and visual showing their passions up top. The idea was the brainchild of direct service professional Tia Field.

“I’ve always been somebody who likes creating her own thing . . . keeping everyone involved,” said Field. All but two of the 21 participants got involved, with some creating hot air balloon crafts for others who were gone that day.

On Fridays, “Bo,” a middle-aged black lab gets in on the action. Seeking people out, he wants to be petted. “He’ll go from person to person until he’s worked the entire room,” said Program Coordinator Margaret Christensen.
Disability Services Day at the Capitol - March 10
More than 1,000 people gather inside the Capitol rotunda in St. Paul at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10 to share their message about Direct Support Professional (DSP) wages with legislators. Please join them. A group from ProAct's Adult Day Services is attending. -more-
Watch: Red Wing families say what ProAct means to them
Your next career could be with us
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Save August 31 for ProAct Golf Classic, fine food, camaraderie
Join us for ProAct’s one and only fundraiser this summer. The ProAct Golf Classic is an annual event at Southview Country Club in West St. Paul set for August 31.

The 18-hole event benefiting people with disabilities brings players to a course known by some for its excellent rolling greens. The venue is convenient for many who choose to support the nonprofit.

Online purchases can help people with disabilities

If you believe in the Mission and Vision of ProAct, would you consider making a contribution? This support helps us to offer more opportunities to the individuals we serve. You can also support us by designating ProAct, Inc. as your charity of choice for Amazon purchases using Amazon smile . Email us or call Patty at 651-289-3149.
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